Jim Handley

Senior Architect, Principal / Kansas City

Jim brings more than 35 years of architectural experience to his role as Technical Director and Lead Project Architect for our convention center practice. He’s performed this role for several of our largest convention center projects, including Phoenix Convention Center and Qatar National Convention Centre.

During his tenure years at Populous, Jim has worked on many other convention centers in the United States and abroad, including a Master Plan for DLF International Exhibition & Convention Center in New Delhi, India, Georgia World Congress Center, Anaheim Convention Center, Albuquerque Convention Center, Birmingham Jefferson County Convention Center, Utah Convention Center and Tinley Park Convention Center. Jim has worked as a Senior Architect on several major sports facilities including Yankee’s Stadium, Target Field and PNC Park. He was also our Lead Project Architect on Petco Ballpark in San Diego.

Prior to joining Populous, he was the Project Manager for the Kansas City Convention Center Expansion and Lead Project Architect for Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ, Qwest Field in Seattle, WA, HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY and Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Jim is a registered Architect in Arizona, Missouri, Texas and NCARB Certified. His work has been featured in national architectural and engineering publications, including Architectural Record, Engineering News Record, Interiors and Architecture.